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newTapdancing with Sandpipers; and other notes from Naturalist Jim Conrad's times in Mexico
Draft text (still looking for typos) from the 2% of what Jim's written from Mexico NOT just about plants and animals. Lots of stories about backcountry folks, their beliefs, what they said, and just the way Jim felt being in Mexico with the Mexicans. Other formats coming as soon as someone wants to convert them.
words:
72,500

TWO OPTIONS:

TEXT ONLY (.txt) for WordPad and other text viewers, no formatting; file size: 414 KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), formatted so that Spanish words are in itallics, printed pages: 170, file size: 655 KB

 

101 Yucatan Trees & Shrubs
Fully illustrated, with plant names on the index pages hot-linked to their descriptions, this is the most comprehensive field guide available to the most eye-catching and interesting woody plants of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. It has required a lot of field work. For philosophical reasons it is being offered for free, but any thanks you can provide via the above PayPal link will be much appreciated.

FOUR OPTIONS:

PDF, for Adobe Reader with image resolution appropriate for printing. Page size is set to 6x9 inches to accommodate handheld viewers. 184 pages, file size: 6.1 MB. Printed pages: 198, file size: 11.4 MB {Thanks to Harald Jezek in Merida for converting this into PDF format.}

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), page size formatted at 6x9 inches and low image resolution appropriate for viewing on a screen. Pages: 198, file size: 6.6 MB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), page size formatted at 8x11 inches and high image resolution appropriate for being printed. Printed pages: 136, file size: 12 MB {Thanks to Bea Laporte in Ontario for converting this into 8x11 inch format.}

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), with high image resolution appropriate for being printed. Page size is 6x9 inches. Printed pages: 198, file size: 11.9 MB

 

The Natchez Naturalist Newsletter (the book)
Excerpts from Jim's weekly newsletter issued during his years of living as a hermit in the woods near Natchez, Mississippi. Contains descriptions of plants and animals, and  Jim's simple but always interesting life.
words: 74,700

SIX OPTIONS:

PDF FORMAT (.pdf) with drawings, for Adobe Reader, all formatting, 184 pages, file size: 6.1 MB

PDF FORMAT (.pdf) for Adobe Reader, all formatting, 184 pages, no drawings, file size: 572 KB

TEXT ONLY (.txt) for WordPad and other text viewers, no formatting, no drawings, 138  single spaced, file size: 428 KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), no drawings but with fonts, highlighting and spaced paragraphs, 185 pages, file size: 600 KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), with drawings, fonts, highlighting and spaced paragraphs, 243 pages, file size: 6.5 MB

WORD FOR MACINTOSH  (.mcw), no drawings but with fonts, highlighting and spaced paragraphs, 185 pages, file size: 500 KB;

 

Walks with Red Dog
A book for young people, about the days when Jim walked with his dog on the gravel road running by his house in rural western Kentucky.
words:
7,200

FOUR OPTIONS:

PDF FORMAT (.pdf) for Adobe Reader,  with color drawings, all formatting, 30 pages, file size: 572 KB

TEXT ONLY (.txt) for WordPad and other text viewers, no formatting, no drawings, printed pages: 23, single spaced, file size: 40 KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), with color drawings and ffully ormatted, printed pages: 29, file size: 600 KB

WORD FOR MACINTOSH  (.mcw), no drawings or formatting but at least you can read it. Printed pages: 19, file size: 47 KB

 

Mistletoe: One Year in The Life of An Eastern Gray Squirrel
Twelve chapters for each month of the year comprise this short book, with each chapter needing no more than ten to fifteen minutes to read. Jim made every effort for Mistletoe's behavior to reflect what real squirrels in the wild are like. No talking animals here. Still, Mistletoe manages to have a pretty interesting year.
words:
17, 800

FOUR OPTIONS:

PDF FORMAT (.pdf) for Adobe Reader, with color drawings and fully formatted, 48 pages, file size: 374 KB

TEXT ONLY (.txt) for WordPad and other text viewers, no formatting, no drawings, printed pages: 40, file size: 100 KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), no drawings but with fonts, highlighting and spaced paragraphs,printed pages: 46, file size: 200 KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), with color drawings and fully formatted, printed pages: 48, file size: 300 KB

 

Yellow Ribbon: One Year in The Life of A House Sparrow
Twelve chapters for each month of the year comprise this short book, with each chapter needing no more than ten to fifteen minutes to read. Jim made every effort for Yellow Ribbon's behavior to reflect what real House Sparrows in the wild are like. No talking animals here. Still, Yellow Ribbon manages to have a pretty interesting year.
words:
17, 800

FIVE OPTIONS:

PDF FORMAT (.pdf) for Adobe Reader, with color drawings and fully formatted, 49pages, file size: 304 KB

PDF FORMAT (.pdf) for Adobe Reader, without drawings but fully formatted, 45 pages, file size: 172 KB

TEXT ONLY (.txt) for WordPad and other text viewers, no formatting, no drawings, printed pages: 40, fiile size: 100 KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), no drawings but fully formatted, printed pages: 45, file size: 200 KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), with Jim's color drawings, fully formatted, printed pages: 49, file size: 457 KB

 

A 1996 Birding Trip through Mexico
From sand dunes in extreme northern Mexico to borderline cloudforest in extreme southern Mexico, both coasts, a volcanic peak and both the Eastern and Western Sierra Madres, this account is half birds and half about the people and landscape.
words:
52,200

FIVE OPTIONS:

PDF FORMAT (.pdf) for Adobe Reader, with color drawings and fully formatted, 141 pages, file size: 1.5 MB

PDF FORMAT (.pdf) for Adobe Reader, no drawings but fully formatted, 131 pages, file size: 510 KB

TEXT ONLY (.txt) for WordPad and other text viewers, no formatting, no drawings, printed pages: 109, fiile size: 300 KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), no illustrations but fully formatted, printed pages: 161, file size: 450 KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), with Jim's color drawings and fully formatted, printed pages: 167, file size: 1,200 KB

 

Spring Comes to The Desert
The day after Christmas, 1987, Jim left for the Southwestern Desert, then for the next few months camped in various deserts chronicling the coming of spring.
words:
35,700

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PDF FORMAT (.pdf)  with maps showing each stop and a few pictures, fully formatted, printed pages: 88, file size: 875 KB

TEXT ONLY (.txt) for WordPad and other text viewers, no formatting, no drawings, printed pages: 72, file size: 200 KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), with maps showing each stop and a few pictures, fully formatted, pages: 88, file size: 630 KB

 

One Day in the Life of a Mexican Market
Around 1995 Jim spent a day in the giant, very crowded, colorful, loud, smelly, very interesting Merced Mercado in Mexico City, writing what he saw and experienced one hour after the other. Here you can read those notes.

FIVE OPTIONS:

PDF FORMAT (.pdf) with a few pictures, fully formatted, printed pages: 26, file size: 231 KB

PDF FORMAT (.pdf)  fully formatted but no pictures, printed pages: 25, file size: 111 KB

TEXT ONLY (.txt) for WordPad and other text viewers, no formatting, no drawings, printed pages: 21, file size: 66 KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), no drawings but fully formatted, printed pages: 25, file size: 99KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), with several photographs, fully formatted, printed pages: 26, file size: 683 KB

 

Yerba Buena: Word-Snapshots from a Missionary Clinic in Southern Mexico's Indian Territory
In 1988 Jim visited an isolated hospital clinic in southern Mexico serving the area's indigenous population. Here you can meet people and read about scenery and events that most people in the computer-using world can hardly imagine.

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PDF FORMAT (.pdf) with pictures, fully formatted, printed pages: 109, file size: 2.2 MB

PDF FORMAT (.pdf) with no pictures but fully formatted, printed pages: 99, file size: 533 KB

TEXT ONLY (.txt) for WordPad and other text viewers, no formatting, no drawings, printed pages: 117, file size: 245 KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), no drawings but fully formatted, printed pages: 99, file size: 387KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc), with photographs, fully formatted, printed pages: 109, file size: 1,082 KB

FREE: Yerba Buena book in paperback. Send US $5 for handling to:
Anita Franklin
2400 Limpy Creek Road
Grants Pass, OR 97527

 

A FIELD GUIDE TO NATURE'S WISDOM
Moments in Nature interpreted in terms of the wisdom they convey.
words: 42,500

THREE OPTIONS:

PDF FORMAT (.pdf) for Adobe Reader, all formatting, 154 pages, no drawings, file size: 537 KB

TEXT ONLY (.txt) for WordPad and other text viewers, no formatting, no drawings, file size: 258 KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc) with basic formatting, no drawings, 154 pages, file size: 593 KB

 

Nature, Man & The Creative Universal Force
This is an earlier incarnation of A FIELD GUIDE TO NATURE'S WISDOM, a draft copy of which is available above.
words:
47, 400

FOUR OPTIONS:

PDF FORMAT (.pdf) for Adobe Reader, all formatting, 184 pages, no drawings, file size: 357 KB

TEXT ONLY (.txt) for WordPad and other text viewers, no formatting, no drawings, printed pages: 90  single spaced, file size: 283 KB

MICROSOFT WORD (.doc),  formatted with fonts, highlighting and spaced paragraphs, printed pages: 110, file size: 400 KB

WORD FOR MACINTOSH  (.mcw),  with fonts, highlighting and spaced paragraphs, printed pages: 105, file size: 281 KB

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